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Punch Today in the Face

In theory, I’m not a violent person. Most of the time, I don’t believe that war is the answer. I don’t agree with the NRA on just about anything. I have never been in a fight.

But within this passive shell, I hold a poorly kept secret: I want to punch someone in the face almost every single day.

Seriously. I say some iteration of, “I will punch them in the face” at least four times a day. I have a recurring dream that I punch someone in the face – though, in the dream, it doesn’t quite connect and then it feels like I’m floating in Jell-O. (Wow, guys. I have weird dreams.)

Should I be ashamed of my face punching fantasies? I’d never actually do it, but even as someone who takes pride in their words, nothing else I say grants me quite the same release. Not even a well-placed F-bomb.

So, today’s post serves three purposes:

  1. I can now say I published something today, which makes me feel productive.
  2. I took a few minutes to express myself with Photoshop, which feels pretty damn productive, too.
  3. I combined my apparently violent nature with an old meme to create something that might remind me of my real goals every day (even when people are pissing me off).

We all need to punch today in the face. Remind ourselves that we are the owners of our problems, our solutions, and our fates. The people who piss us off aren’t the problem. The problem is when we let those people get in our way.

Punch Today in the Face


I Need Your Help

I’m all about multi-tasking. I write blog posts while catching up on TV. I read while riding the train to work. Heck, I even walk while chewing gum! Today, I’m fulfilling a commitment to myself (creating content more than once a week) and striking an item on my to-list: new business card design.

Not gonna lie to you, the first business cards I designed were pretty cool. Well, I liked them, at least. I created them with a free trial of InDesign before I had a clue how to use anything beyond Adobe Reader. (You think they look better now that you know how few skills I had, don’t you?)

Unfortunately, they are: a) for my post-college job search; b) terribly out of date; c) somewhere in a box I’ve yet to unpack.


Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda

Is it just me, or are we becoming increasingly willing to celebrate the little things in life? Hats. Mustard. Bald people. My calendar tells me that today is National Handwriting Day. Yes, apparently that, too, is a thing.

We talked about my love of letter writing just last week. If I had known that drawing words with flair instead of simply writing them with my pen was remotely related to a career, I might have chosen a different path in life. That’s it. I’m taking a hand lettering Skillshare class just as soon as I finish all that coding

Dont Be the Glitter, Be the Glue by Wells

Above by Red Knapsack Design | Below via Print Anthology on Etsy

Abraham Lincoln Quote Handlettered Print

Whiskey Ginger Cocktail Recipe Print of Original Handlettered Watercolor Art

Above via Joanne Shih on Etsy | Below (Is this yours? Email me so I can credit!)

Just Don't Quit Your Daydream

You can read tutorials all day but you'll only improve by doing

Above via Sean McCabe | Below via Daily Dishonesty (my new favorite store)

I Don't Miss You

What would you do differently as a kid knowing what you’ve learned as a grown up?